Pillory of the Sleepless


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Guildpact Common

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Pillory of the Sleepless

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature can't attack or block.

Enchanted creature has "At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life."

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Pillory of the Sleepless Discussion

AnOrdinaryNoob on Orzhov Pauper

3 weeks ago

ToddW Actualy Syndic of Tithes was the card I less liked since its so plain, definetely will add Viscera Seer since I usually dont have creatures in the graveyard to return.

And about Pillory of the Sleepless I was actually thinking on adding Unmake but that might be too rude for the beginners, at least they got more chances to get ride of Pillory of the Sleepless

Thanks for the comments.

ToddW on Orzhov Pauper

3 weeks ago

You could probably cut Syndic of Tithes for Viscera Seer, and Vampire Envoy (while being a great cipher target), should probably turn into some kind of soft removal like Pillory of the Sleepless. Your goal is to educate the less experienced players on how to play MTG right? Could always teach the risk of putting your eggs into one basket and how to use removal effectively.

musicman3310 on You lose life, I gain life. Repeat.

1 month ago

Maybe Stab Wound in place of Pillory of the Sleepless, more situational but more damage per turn. Also, if you can get High Priest of Penance to have 2 toughness and equip him with something like Pathway Arrows then he can keep shooting himself (in this case for 2 once it's set up) and exile one thing at a time.

Gnukkels on B/W Humans and Demons

1 month ago

A personal favorite of mine that could fit in very well here would be Kambal, Consul of Allocation. A wonderful low cost that still fits in with the human type you are building. Also, Doomed Traveler may be a decent low cost addition.

Additionally if you want a little more control you can toss in a mix of One Thousand Lashes or Pillory of the Sleepless

HOPMONSTER on The Tax Office

2 months ago

Good Start here. I also built an orzhov lifegain deck early on when getting into EDH.

Some cards I'd rec:Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Limbs, Beacon of Immortality, Crypt Incursion, Boon Reflection, Celestial Mantle, One Thousand Lashes, Pillory of the Sleepless, Tainted Sigil, Chalice of Life  Flip, Marble Chalice,

Planeswalkers:Ajani Goldmane, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor.

I used Karlov of the Ghost Council instead of Obzedat. He's a ton of fun to play with. If you want to see my deck: Soul Shakedown Party

JackTheWaterBear on orzhov aura toolbox

2 months ago

Pillory of the Sleepless seems like a better version of Bound in Silence as long as you are running enough black mana to cast it

Journeytodiscoverychannel on It's Ok you can have it.

2 months ago


I have an idea here (VERY Rough Draft) and I'm not sure if it'll work but I'm Sure you can see it,

Basically lock down your opponent and give him/her cards that kill them.

Use Norn's Annex to slow them down on attacks and (Hopefully) force them to pay life to attack.

Cowed by Wisdom/Pillory of the Sleepless To cast on Erg Raiders/Sleeper Agent

Strip Mine and Sinkhole to slow them down

Best combo being Demonic Pact Run out the first 3 options that benefit then kindly Donate That card to your opponent so they can use it too. XD

Illusions of Grandeur Is great too just play it pay its upkeep once (if you dont have the mana yet) and pass it off and they're forced to pay it or lose 20 life.

Looking for your thoughts and expertise in this area of deck building.. I'm still developing my skills here and would love your thoughts and suggestions!

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